For most people, Divorce is a 'first time' occurrence and as with any 'first time' experience, there are some things that you should know before you even start! Don't panic! There are already laws in place to handle almost every conceivable Divorce situation. Get sound legal advice from an … Read more about When it’s Divorce for the First Time
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Most people want to know how long it will take to finalize a Divorce in California. The answer to this question is not simple. In California the minimum time frame is 6 months and 1 day from the date of service. However, this is not the maximum time frame. There are a number of factors that … Read more about How Fast can a California Divorce be Finalized?
There are times when a parent abandons the home and disappears with a child i.e. not saying where he/she will be living and/or how contact can be made. This is extremely stressful and may occur for a number of reasons. One reason that a woman may do this is due to a Domestic Violence situation in … Read more about When a Parent Disappears with Child
If you find out that your spouse is not divorced from a previous spouse i.e. committed Bigamy, you can: File for Annulment as Bigamy is a legal ground for Annulment If a Divorce is in progress and not completed, your spouse could complete the Divorce then you could remarry if desired If … Read more about Action Steps if your Spouse Committed Bigamy
Why do people remarry when not Divorced? Bigamy (marrying when not divorced from a previous spouse) is illegal and can happen for a number of reasons: Mistaken beliefs: People mistakenly believe that the 6 month 'waiting period' for a California Divorce means that 6 months after filing for … Read more about Marriage when Spouse is Not Divorced
California is a 'community property' Divorce state. This means that assets as well as income that is earned or acquired during the marriage are shared equally. Community property includes real estate, retirement funds, investments and other assets as well as debts. Community property is … Read more about What is Community Property in California?
Most people who consider filing for Divorce are doing so for the first time. As in any first time event, they may not understand how Divorce works, their legal rights, the proposed time frame as well as the cost. The first step is to get educated. One can learn about Divorce by visiting court … Read more about When It’s the First Time for Divorce